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New Music inspired by the Game of Life

Postby Peter Armstrong » June 22nd, 2018, 12:13 pm

Dear Game-of-Life Gurus,

I have just completed "Patterns from the Game of Life, Part I". Subtitled "Eighth-Notes for Toy Piano",
it consists of 25 short pieces, each in length 11-29 seconds, in range from 1 pitch to 2 octaves. The
music is based on some ninety graphs from the LifeWiki collection. Its score, including an attribution
section for those sources (by pattern name, discoverer, year), is to be published by Edition Ottaviano
Petrucci c/o the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP). A caveat just in case: I expect to
profit not one penny from this project.

If you would care to see/hear the work, I recommend its Internet Archive video (synchronizing page-
turned-score with audio) as the most convenient way. Here is the link:
https://archive.org/details/Patternsfro ... fLifePart1

Thank you all for your inspiration!
PMA
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Re: New Music inspired by the Game of Life

Postby 77topaz » June 22nd, 2018, 5:19 pm

This seems interesting. I think it would be nice to know what pattern each each numbered "piece" corresponds to.
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Re: New Music inspired by the Game of Life

Postby Peter Armstrong » June 27th, 2018, 10:30 am

The source patterns, up to eight per piece, are listed on two pages at the score's end
by name/discoverer/year and grouped by height (piece number), as explained in the
NOTES. There are ca 90 all-told.
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